Worklife Round-up for Oct 15, 2018

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This week we have articles on lazy coworkers, career mistakes, getting a raise and privacy settings.


How To Get Your Lazy Coworkers To Pull Their Own Weight

I remember how excited I was for my first job. I was 16 and a sales associate at American Eagle Outfitters-I couldn’t wait to learn about denim colors and how to use the fancy-looking cash register. Several weeks in, I found myself more and more frustrated with my team.


Five Career Mistakes That Might Be Holding You Back

You show up to the office on time, you’ve never missed a project deadline, you always refill the coffee pot when you’re done-but then a promotion passes you by. What could you possibly be doing wrong? This post originally appeared on LearnVest. Maybe nothing. After all, we don’t want to make you paranoid.


New Privacy Settings – New – StyleDispatch

With the old version of, privacy was an all or nothing proposition. Public profiles (resumes) could be seen by any StyleCareers customer who purchased access to the resume database. Private profiles were hidden from all employers and recruiters. With the new version of, job seekers can still elect to have profiles that can …


Suzy Welch: Here’s the exact right way to ask for a raise

Asking your boss for a raise can be nerve-racking. When should you ask, and how much is appropriate? Should you request a specific amount, or rely on your boss to arrive at the right number? Bestselling author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says that with the right game plan in place, asking for a raise doesn’t have to be cause for a stomachache.


10 Worst Boss Traits (Ranked in Order of What Makes People Quit Most)

In the 90s, when I worked as a corporate drone at a large consumer electronics retailer, I reported to a boss who didn’t understand my skills or expertise. He would talk on and on about a large ERP install he was doing. I’d say “ER what?”



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